|Diagnostic Test Cartridge (1984)(Atari)(NTSC)|
For the Atari 7800: Diagnostic Test Cartridge (1984)(Atari)(NTSC)
Downloads: 303 (2 reviews)
|Atari 2600: River Raid - Activision|
Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in ...
Downloads: 163 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Frogger|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way...
Downloads: 159 (2 reviews)
|Atari 2600: Pitfall|
Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles...
Downloads: 137 (1 review)
|Dig Dug - Atari|
Dig Dug (ディグダグ Digu Dagu?) is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982 for Namco Galaga hardware. It was later published outside of Japan by Atari, Inc.. A popular game based on a simple concept, it was also released as a video game on many consoles. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them with an air pump until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them...
Click here to read the manual for this game. Asteroids is a conversion of the arcade game of the same name. Play the role of a spaceship pilot trapped in a gigantic asteroid cloud and pulverize incoming asteroids with the ship's photon cannon. When all asteroids are destroyed, the player can then move on to the next round. In addition to the asteroids, the player will also face an Alien Robot Saucer which shoots randomly across the screen...
Downloads: 71 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Adventure - Warren Robinett|
Click here or here to read the manual for this game. Adventure, a video game cartridge for the Atari 2600 video game console, was the first action-adventure video game. It was published by Atari Inc. in 1978, and sold 1 million copies. Adventure introduced the idea of movable objects (represented by visible icons) that could be picked up by the player (using a joystick) and moved from place to place in the game world...
Downloads: 173 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: E.T. - The Extra-terrestrial - Atari|
Click here to view the manual to this game. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 adventure video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 video game console. It is based on the film of the same name, and was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. The objective of the game is to guide the eponymous character through various screens to collect three pieces of an interplanetary telephone that will allow him to contact his home planet...
Downloads: 38 (1 review)
|Kung-Fu Master (1989)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. A conversion of the arcade game of the same name, which itself is loosely based on a movie, Kung-Fu Master is a side scrolling action game for one or two players, who alternate turns. Mr. X has captured the pickpocket Sylvia and it is up to Thomas, a kung-fu master who owns a restaurant, to get her back. She is located on the top floor of Mr. X's castle and Thomas will need to fight his way to the top...
|Atari 2600: Adventures Of Tron|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Adventures of Tron is an action game produced by Mattel, and was released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is based on the Disney film Tron and received fairly positive reviews from critics. The game environment consists of 4 floors, each with flying "bits" as well as enemy MCP attackers: Recognizers, Light Tanks, and Grid Bugs. The objective of the game is to control Tron (you) in a maze of platforms and elevators while trying to intercept the flying bi...
The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate...
|Atari 2600: Mario Bros.|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes. The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types, but with the same objective. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they sit on, then kicking ...
|Atari 2600: Enduro|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Atari's Pole Position was a hot arcade title back in the early 80's. Activision's take on the genre starts with the basic racing premise of Pole Position and expands upon it in several ways. In Enduro, you must pass as many cars as possible in a single "day." You will do this in sunshine, in the fog, at night, and also in the snow. Gameplay requires quick reflexes at high speeds as you fly by the other cars on the road...
Downloads: 49 (1 review)
Click here to read the manual for this game. In Joust, players take control of a knight with a lance who rides their flying ostrich (or stork, for Player 2) to do battle against computer-controlled evil knights who ride atop vultures. Players must flap their steed's wings to hit the enemy from a higher jousting point to destroy the vulture and its rider. Once the enemy has been hit, an egg falls to one of the platforms below...
|Space Invaders - Sega - Taito|
Space Invaders (スペースインベーダー) is a 1979 milestone arcade game developed by Taito. The player controls a gun which can move left or right, and needs to destroy waves of aliens (or "invaders") before they reach the ground. Space Invaders was brought to a variety of home video game consoles and computers, including the SG-1000 in 1985. Surprisingly the SG-1000 port of the game was one of the most accurate of its time, surpassing the NES and MSX versions which were the console's ma...
|Atari 2600: Centipede|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Centipede is a vertically oriented shoot 'em up arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in 1981. The game was designed by Ed Logg along with Dona Bailey, one of the few female game programmers in the industry at this time. It was also one of the first arcade coin-operated games to have a significant female player base, after Pac-Man. The player defends against centipedes, spiders, scorpions and fleas, completing a round after eliminating the centipede that...
|Spy Hunter (1984-11-12)(Coleco)(proto)[v22]|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Spy Hunter (1984-11-12)(Coleco)(proto)[v22] Click here or here to view the controller overlay for this game.
|Atari 2600: Dragonfire|
Dragonfire is a cartridge and download-based video game developed and published by Imagic in which the player grabs treasure guarded by a dragon whilst avoiding fireballs. The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all. The treasures are being kept in various castles, each one guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Each level in the game has two parts; first you will need to cross the castle's drawbridge...
Downloads: 28 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Ms. Pac-man|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Although Pac-Man was a bestseller for the Atari 2600 when it was released, it was generally criticized for its poor graphics and sound, and the fact that it looked little like the arcade game it was based on. Along with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, it was one of the most criticized games of its time. Ms. Pac-Man was the arcade sequel to Pac-Man, and its translation to the Atari 2600 represented a giant leap forward for the console...
|Atari 2600: Asteroids|
Click here or here to view the manual to this game. Click here to read an insert included with this title that warns about the differences between the arcade version of Asteroids and the home version. Based off the wildly popular 1979 arcade game. The object of the game is to destroy as many asteroid boulders as possible and keep your ship in space as long as possible. Use your Joystick Controller to maneuver your ship through space and press the red controller(fire) button to shoot photon torpe...
|Atari 2600: 3-D Genesis|
This is a Tempest clone, but with some unique differences. It was originally planned to be 1 of 3 "3-D" games on Power-Play Arcade cart #1. A screenshot was shown in a catalog for Amiga's Power System, but no description was included. It was programmed by Dan McElroy and Jerry Lawson implemented the use of 3-D. The game appears to be complete. (More information about the "Power Play Arcade" series on atariprotos.com.)
|Super DK! (1982)(Nintendo)(proto)|
Super DK! (1982)(Nintendo)(proto)
|Donkey Kong Junior (1988)(Atari)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Donkey Kong Jr. was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey Kong. In this game, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong, and has put the ape in a locked cage. As Donkey Kong Jr., players will have to make their way through four different levels (Vines, Springboard, Chains and Mario's Hideout) in an attempt to find keys to free the little monkey's father...
|Double Dragon (1989)(Activision)(NTSC)|
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom...
|Atari 2600: 3-D Ghost Attack|
Originally planned as a pack-in cassette title for Amiga's never released Power Module peripheral, and later as one of three 3-D games on the first Power Play Arcade cart. 3 different prototypes exist, each being a different level of the game. Unfortunately, none of the prototypes are 100% complete, but two are playable. The game uses the traditional red/blue anaglyph glasses. Catalog description: 'They say the mansion is haunted...
|Atari 2600: Donkey Kong Jr|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Its eponymous star, Donkey Kong Jr., also called simply Junior or abbreviated as DK Jr., is trying to rescue his father Donkey Kong, who has been imprisoned. Donkey Kong's cage is guarded by Mario, in his only appearance as an antagonist in a video game. This game is the sequel to the video game Donkey Kong, which featured Mario as the hero and Junior's father as the villain.
|Tomcat - The F-14 Fighter Simulator (1989)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Become a F-14 Naval Aviator undergoing seek and destroy missions while dodging and gunning enemy bogeys in deadly dogfights with your 20mm cannon and air-to-air missiles. Your cockpit comes with state of the art technology, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force: Display and main computer, Bogey Alert Indicator, G-Force Indicator, Electronic Counter Measures, and a Cannon Overheat Indicator (yes, it can overheat!)...and if your feeling up to it, give the ol'b...
|Wonder Boy - Sega|
Wonder Boy (ワンダーボーイ) is a platform game developed by Escape and Sega in 1986 for Sega System 1 and Sega System 2 arcade hardware. In Wonder Boy, the player controls a caveman-like character named Tom-Tom through seven areas with four rounds to save his girlfriend Tanya from a monster. Wonder Boy is a sidescrolling platform game, in which the basic goal is to keep heading to to the right, avoiding obstacles, attacking enemies and jumping across platforms...
|Bump 'n' Jump (1984)(Mattel)(proto)|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Due to the bird's eye view, players cannot see the large obstacles until it is too late to jump, so the game displays a flashing exclamation point when the large obstacles are about to appear. The enemy vehicles are separated into cars and trucks. Cars can be bumped into obstacles or jumped upon and destroyed, while trucks cannot be bumped; they can be jumped upon only to destroy them, and will sometimes drop obstacles that will destroy the player or o...
|Tank Attack (1981)(VTL)|
Tank Attack (1981)(VTL)
|Atari 2600: Berzerk|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man, representing a humanoid. Using a joystick (and a firing button to activate a laser-like weapon), the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact w...
|Atari 2600: Asterix|
Asterix is a video game, released in 1983 for the Atari 2600 video game console. The game was essentially a European adaptation of the Taz platform game, made by replacing the Taz sprite with a sprite which vaguely resembles Asterix's head. (Description of the "Taz" game below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license.) Taz (the Tasmanian Devil) is going on a feeding frenzy!! Hamburgers, root beers, ice cream cones, tomatoes, apple cores, and other foods will all fly by on the screen, and Taz needs...
|Mario Bros. (1988)(Atari)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes. The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types, but with the same objective. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they sit on, then kicking...
Downloads: 32 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Commando|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Commando is a fairly decent port of the arcade game of the same name, even though a lot of sacrifices had to be made in order to fit it into an Atari 2600 cartridge. You are an elite soldier given the task of defeating an evil army by advancing through several different areas, using your rifle and your grenades to destroy any opposition which may try to stop you...
|Frogger (1983)(Parker Brothers)(EU)|
To read the manual for this game, go here. You are a frog. Your task is simple: hop across a busy highway, dodging cars and trucks, until you get the to the top of the screen. On the second screen, you stand at the edge of a river, where you must keep yourself from drowning by crossing safely to your grotto at the top of the screen by leaping across the backs of turtles and logs. But watch out for hungry alligators!
|Atari 2600: King Kong|
King Kong is on the loose! He's kidnapped a lady, scaled a tall building, and has started chucking bombs at the player's hero. The mission is simple enough: climb the ladders, avoid the bombs, and rescue the damsel. Sound familiar? It should. King Kong was a lousy Donkey Kong clone for the Atari VCS which existed, in part, to justify Universal Studios' lawsuit against Nintendo and Coleco at the time the game was released...
|Atari 2600: California Games|
California Games is a 1987 Epyx sports video game for many home computers and video game consoles. Branching from their popular Summer Games and Winter Games series, this game consisted of some sports purportedly popular in California including skateboarding, freestyle footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. The game sold very well, topping game selling charts for winter months...
|Atari 2600: H.e.r.o.|
Click here to view the manual to this game. H.E.R.O. (an acronym standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) is a single-player video game published by Activision. First developed for the Atari 2600 and released in March 1984, the game was ported to many of the home computers and gaming consoles of that era. The player assumes control of Roderick Hero (sometimes styled as "R. Hero", a play on "our hero"), a one-man rescue team...
Downloads: 27 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Burgertime|
The classic arcade game as ported by Ron Surratt and Patrica Lewis Du Long (The description below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license.) You play as Chef Pepper and your goal is to make giant hamburgers while evil eggs, sausages and pickles chase you around the game area. To properly make a hamburger you must assemble all of the ingredients together, dropping them from higher up onto the burger area below...
|Dig Dug (1987)(Atari)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves.) Further...
|Atari 2600: Air-Sea Battle|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Air-Sea Battle is a game developed by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600, and was one of the nine original launch titles for that system when it was released in September 1977. It was also released by Sears as Target Fun and was the pack-in game with the original Sears Tele-Games version of the Atari 2600. There are six basic types of game available in Air-Sea Battle, and for each type, there are one or two groups of three games, for a total of twenty-seve...
|Atari 2600: Combat|
To view the manual for this game, click here. Combat is an early video game by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600. It was released as one of the nine launch titles for the system in September 1977, and was included in the box with the system from its introduction until 1982. Combat was based on two earlier black-and-white coin-operated arcade games produced by Atari: Tank (published under the Kee Games name) in 1974 and Anti-Aircraft II in 1975...
|Dragon's Lair (1984-04-16)(Coleco)(proto)|
Dragon's Lair (1984-04-16)(Coleco)(proto)
Downloads: 37 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Chopper Command|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Chopper Command is a video game by Activision released for the Atari 2600 game console in June 1982. The game was successful due to its perceived superiority to Atari's home version of Defender; Chopper Command shares many similarities in gameplay to Defender. Chopper Command was programmed by Bob Whitehead. Chopper Command involves the player controlling a military helicopter in a desert scenario protecting a convoy of tractor trailers that are in pos...
Downloads: 26 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: X-man|
X-Man is a pornographic video game made for the Atari 2600 by Universal Gamex, programmed by Alan Roberts and H. K. Poon. This game was released in 1983. In the game, the player controls a naked man at a labyrinth. The objective is to reach the door at the center of the labyrinth avoiding scissors, crabs or teeth. Clearing the challenge, the player enters a bonus stage simulating a sexual relation of a man and a woman.
|Atari 2600: Popeye|
Popeye is a 1982 arcade game developed and released by Nintendo based on the Popeye cartoon characters licensed from King Features Syndicate. Some sources claim that Ikegami Tsushinki also did design work on Popeye. The Atari version was developed by Nintendo, and published by Parker Brothers in 1983.
|Galactic Invasion (Galaxian Clone) - Astrovision|
To read the manual for this game, click here. GALACTIC INVASION 2011. Alien ships come at your missile launcher from every direction. They peel off from their formation singly or in groups of twos or threes. The more aliens you destroy, the more of their reinforcements attack. Each ship is piloted by a highly skilled captain capable of maneuvering with incredible agility. Realistic sounds add to the intensity...
|Atari 2600: Double Dragon|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Double Dragon is a 1987 beat 'em up developed by Technōs Japan and distributed in North America and Europe by Taito Corporation. The game is a spiritual and technological successor to Technos' earlier beat 'em up, Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (released outside of Japan by Taito as Renegade), but introduced several additions such as two-player cooperative gameplay and the ability to arm oneself with an enemy's weapon after disarming them...
|H.E.R.O. - Activision - Sega|
H.E.R.O. (ヒーロー) is an action game originally developed and published by Activision. Sega brought it to the SG-1000 in Japan. The object of the game is to rescue trapped miners in a volcano. 1 drops a stick of dynamite to blow up barriers and kill enemies. 2 shoots a laser-like thing, which you can use to kill enemies. At the bottom of the screen, there is a Power meter showing you how much energy you have left; energy goes down as time goes on...